While other cities have softened restrictions on psychedelics, Berkeley would be the first to decriminalize the synthetic hallucinogen.
He had just been placed on probation in Alameda County in April after a drug sales case last year.
Berkeley native Tobias Eagle was just 30 years old when he was fatally shot in his backyard on Blake Street. Detectives are still trying to solve the case.
He had a “large quantity” of contraband including the gun and 68 grams of methamphetamine, according to police and court records.
Police seized several more ghost guns in recent weeks, along with 10 ounces of cocaine and nearly $7,000 cash discovered after a shoplifting call at REI.
“It’s just unreal what that one block has had to go through,” said South Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett.
Berkeley police have confiscated more than 80 guns this year.
Police believe the deaths at Civic Center Park resulted from a “bad batch” of drugs laced with fentanyl.
Police do not believe foul play was involved.
Police arrested a man in connection with a series of antisemitic hate crimes in Berkeley, a local resident found a gun in his yard and more.
Police investigated two shootings, made two hate crime arrests and seized several guns during traffic stops. Strangers attacked two older women.
Berkeley police reported on several crimes this week. They appear below. Send tips to Berkeleyside with your public safety questions.